HealthWatch: New Prostate Cancer Advice

MEDFORD, Ore. –  For the estimated 230,000 American men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, the decision to have surgery can be grueling. Lately, the evidence has pointed to keeping a careful eye on the cancer instead of having immediate surgery to remove the gland, known as “watchful waiting.” But now a new study in … Continue reading »

Cooking Together for a Healthy Family

MEDFORD, Ore. — Creating a healthy home can be as easy as bringing your kids into the kitchen.  Everyone from toddlers to teenagers can help with the cooking. Sherri Sexton, a clinical dietitian at Rogue Regional Medical Center said, “It helps you to be able to spend more time with your kids.  It’s a good … Continue reading »

New Sleep Center at Providence

MEDFORD, Ore. — Beginning next month, Providence Medford Medical Center will open a new sleep center to help those who toss and turn while trying to sleep at night. A two-bed sleep center is set to open on March 17th. Patients will spend the night hooked up to computers which monitor things ranging from breathing … Continue reading »

Vascular Disease Screenings

Medford, Ore. — Vascular disease is often called the silent killer.  Millions don’t know they’re living with the disease that can lead to stroke and other serious conditions. That’s why Providence Medford Medical Center is holding screenings this weekend.  There are three non-invasive tests available – the carotid artery disease screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening … Continue reading »

Recognizing a Heart Attack

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you suffer a heart attack the faster you get to the hospital the better.  That’s why experts say it’s important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and be ready to act. Rogue Regional Medical Center’s Stroke/STEMI Program coordinator, Charity Barrueta, said symptoms don’t always include pain in the left … Continue reading »

Lawmakers Call for Cover Oregon Audit

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two Oregon Republicans called for a federal investigation into the Cover Oregon launch Thursday, accusing the state of mismanaging millions of dollars to create the troubled health care website. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., joined with Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, to announce that they have asked the Government Accountability Office to conduct … Continue reading »

Alternative Treatments for the Flu

Holistic experts say there are some natural approaches to avoiding the flu. Some recommendations include taking vitamins, eating whole foods, and consuming natural herbs. In the video above, Dr. Heather Lilly, a naturopathic doctor from the Bear Creek Naturopathic Clinic in Medford, talks with us about alternative treatments for the flu.

Using Smartphone Apps for Weight Loss

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you’re trying to lose weight or get healthy, smartphone apps can help. Rogue Regional Medical Center Clinical Dietitian, Sherri Sexton, has some favorites for tracking calories and getting exercise.  Those include apps Live Strong, My Fitness Pal, and Couch to 5k. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can go use … Continue reading »

New Placenta Law in Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – The new year brought what many consider a bizarre law to Oregon: allowing mothers to legally bring home their babies placenta. The placenta is the organ that provides a baby nourishment in the womb. In some cultures, it holds great meaning. For instance, the Navajo and other native tribes bury it during … Continue reading »

Lane County Facing Doctor Shortage

EUGENE, Ore. — Insurance plans are starting to kick in for people who signed up on Cover Oregon, many of whom didn’t have insurance before. Now, the search is on for doctors to treat everyone. Peacehealth officials say there’s a major shortage of primary care doctors in Lane County, and with the influx of customers … Continue reading »

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